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Building Mono.Cecil

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Building for .NET 3.5

If you want to use Cecil in a 3.5 project, you need to define the NET_3_5 symbol and change the target framework to 3.5 in Mono.Cecil.csproj.

Running the test suite:

Cecil will build fine after checkout from [http://github.com/jbevain/cecil|jbevain’s github repo], the test suite will not however.

The following steps are necessary to sucessfully build and run the cecil test suite:

  1. Add the Framework SDK (PEVerify, ILDasm) and the Framework install directory (ILAsm)to your PATH variable (we need the 4.0 tool set because the tests run over a few 4.0 assemblies): C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v7.0A\Bin\NETFX 4.0 Tools;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319
  2. Install NUnit 2.4.8 (its a little outdated but Mono compatible): http://www.nunit.org/index.php?p=download
  3. The tests can’t be run using Ad-hoc TD.Net but must be run using the NUnit runner. There’s a NUnit GUI project in the projects root.
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